Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 26 July 2021

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Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 26 July 2021


Rudreswara Temple of Telangana became the 39th World Heritage Site of India

  • Ramappa temple, a 13th century engineering marvel named after its architect, Ramappa, was proposed by the government as its only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019.
  • In yet another landmark achievement, India’s nomination of Rudreswara Temple, a 13th century engineering marvel also known as the Ramappa Temple, at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in Telangana has been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list.
  • The decision was taken at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO today. Ramappa temple, a 13th century engineering marvel named after its architect, Ramappa, was proposed by the government as its only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019.


Scottish climber dies in avalanche on K2 in Pakistan

  • A renowned Scottish climber died in an avalanche while attempting to scale K2 in northern Pakistan, the world’s second-highest mountain peak, a Pakistani mountaineering official and the charity .
  • Rick Allen, 68, died in the avalanche three days ago while trying to reach the summit along a route that had not been attempted previously on the mountain's southeast face, said KarrarHaidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan.
  • Allen's two climbing partners survived the avalanche and were subsequently rescued, Haidri added.
  • Their expedition was aimed at raising funds for the U.K.-based charity Partners Relief & Development, where Allen was a board member. The charity, which works for the welfare of children, confirmed Allen's death on its Facebook page.


'Foreign investment in India at historic high, streak to continue': Piyush Goyal

  • Commerce and industry minister PiyushGoyal said on Saturday that India will continue to attract high foreign direct investment (FDIs) in the current financial year. He also talked about the "historic highs" of the country's foreign investment in the last seven years.
  • Goyal was virtually addressing a meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industr (CII) and think tank Horasis India.
  • "This year, we are very confident that we will continue this streak of seven continuous years of historic highs in our foreign investments," the Union minister said.
  • Goyal said that India has received highest ever FDI in the Covid-impacted 2020, in contrast with a shrinkage in investment inflows globally.
  • In FY21, India received $81.72 billion foreign direct investment (FDI), the highest ever and 10% more than what was received in the year before, according to a commerce and industry ministry statement. Singapore, the United States and Mauritius are the top investors, the statement further noted.


ISRO's merchandiser program begins with 8 companies

  • Organisation'scustomised space-themed merchandise programme in partnership with industry has taken off with multiple companies on board.
  • Now, one will be able to purchase authorised products connected to ISROs missions and work, such as scale models, T-shirts, mugs, space-themed educational games, science toys, and more.
  • ISRO believes this brand promotion exercise can play a "game-changing" role in creating awareness and kindling interest of students, children and public, in the domain of space science & technology, and propagating its achievements.
  • "Eight companies have so far registered with ISRO on a non-exclusive basis with a registration fee regarding customised ISRO-theme based articles / models", an official of the Bengaluru headquartered space agency, under the Department of Space (DoS).


Tokyo 2020: Osaka and Djokovic extend bids for Olympic gold

  • Naomi Osaka has the hopes of the entire host nation resting on her. Novak Djokovic is attempting to accomplish something that no man has done before in tennis.
  • Osaka crushed winners off both wings — forehand and backhand — seemingly at will in a 6-3, 6-2 victory over 49th-ranked ViktorijaGolubic of Switzerland. Then Djokovic dispatched 48th-ranked Jan-LennardStruff of Germany 6-4, 6-3.

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